The huge new poster highlights Emma Watson‘s Belle and the Beast in the center, surrounded by other characters from the highly anticipated flick.
The left side of the poster features characters from Belle’s village including her father Maurice, played by Kevin Kline, her suitor Gaston, played by Luke Evans, and Gaston’s sidekick Le Fou, played by Josh Gad.
The 26-year-old actress opened up about relating to Belle, auditioning for the part and collaborating on the script. Check it:
On auditioning for the role: “It gave me a sense of ownership. I would have hated to have felt I got the part undeservedly. I had to prove I had the voice to do it.”
On why she related to her character Belle: “I just felt the character of Belle resonated with me so much more than Cinderella did. I don’t feel like I really felt like I particularly fit in when I was younger. There’s this kind of outsider quality that Belle had and the fact she had this really empowering defiance of what was expected of her. In a strange way, she challenges the status quo of the place she lives in, and I found that really inspiring too. And also, she manages to keep her integrity and have a completely independent point of view. She’s not easily swayed by other people’s perspective; not swayed by fear mongering or scapegoating.”
On working on the script with director Bill Condon: “I think Bill knew I had concerns about the script, and there were things that I needed to see. It was very collaborative.”
In the PSA, you can get a glimpse of the new movie in paper-form and even get a better look at the castle!
The Magic of Storytelling campaign aims to inspire families’ imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring books to underserved communities across the country.
Disney and ABC have teamed up again with First Book, and are aiming to donate over one million books this year to the nonprofit, which provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families.
Check out the PSA below!
Magic of Storytelling by Emma Watson
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